WWE has always been careful about the Covid-19 situation that had existed worldwide. They strived to conquer it by releasing few talents to save their costs and increased their income by honoring to their TV deal to Fox network. The deal might still be active, but possesses a high risk for wrestlers to compete in the ring as active roster talents are getting infected.
The latest news is that Drew McIntyre has tested positive for COVID-19. The WWE Champion was to face Randy Orton on this week’s Raw in a non-title match. He is set to face Goldberg at Royal Rumble 2021, which takes place later this month.
Royal Rumble in jeopardy
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre has been ruled out of action for a couple of weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. WWE made the official announcement regarding Drew testing positive a few hours before the Monday Night Raw. This was unexpected for WWE as the superstar was going to kick in Monday night Raw.
He was to have a match with Randy Orton, the superstar whom he defeated thrice in championship matches in 2020. Triple H opened the second Raw of the year and was interrupted by Orton, thus setting up a possible main event match.
McIntyre was on Raw last week and defeated Keith Lee to retain his title. WWE has been following all the protocols while organising its shows and of course, all the superstars would have been tested today. The later week was Legends night where the testing was minimal.
The present WWE Champion isn’t the first superstar to test positive. A few months back, AJ Styles had revealed that had contracted COVID-19. WWE legend, The Rock, had also tested positive for the infection. WWE Hall of Famer, Mick Foley, had tested positive last week. This shows that whatever happens to talents the show must go on.
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